Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bora Bora - the other side of the island

Well, we finally got moving again and finally made it to the East side of Bora Bora. We only went about 7 miles, but it was an "exciting" trip. A lot of cruisers never see this side of the island and I can see why - it is shallow and you have to traverse through the reefs. At one point, we had less and 3 feet of water underneath the boat - yikes! But, we went slow following Evergreen and all watching out for coral heads.

It was worth it! We are anchored in a beautiful sandy bay surrounded by expensive Tiki Hut hotels. Le Meridian - over $800 a night; the Saint Regis is over a $1000 a night. Our view - priceless and free! Well, unless you count all of the money we spent on Moondance, but that's another story!

We are going to spend a couple of days here exploring the beaches and doing some snorkeling. As soon as we get an internet connection, I will post some pictures. You are going to love them.

PS: Wait to you see the next post about the "Hike from Hell" - what an adventure!

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1 comment:

"My Blessings" said...

How do you keep all these island names straight? I get confused, until I google and search for your seem so far away! I'm always in awe at the pics, cuz they never look real, Carla! Can't wait for the coming pictures! love, /dj